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Hi guys, working round a friends brand new house at the weekend and discovered this in the meter box. Why can’t people do things properly? Also twisted cpc’s in common sleeving and no cable identification on 3C+E s

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What size is that? My impression is 10mm but I can't say I know enough.

Also they seem to be a bit short in length for the CPC! Still, at least they used a gland...
 
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With that bracket it almost looks like someone specially designed it to be installed like that!
 
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It’s 16mm2. Part of an effort made I suppose
 
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I wonder whether someone thinks that's adequate? Can't see copper, IR tests OK, tick the box and move on.
 
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I think the word "quality" in your title is a bit of a misnomer. No identification of cable by colour. I would have got a metal isolator and glanded into it. No seal on holes in box. Not straight. Inadequate security of fixings i.e. the cut-out. Poor workmanship, I could not work like that, and maybe it was a requirement for the persons doing the work to do that. Agree with @pc1966 size of cable probably inadequate as nowadays all heating will be electric???? as gas is not used so much.
 
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Have you got a picture of the other end lol, or have you seen it?
 
Gavin John Hyde

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A £2 plastic enclosure directly beneath the isolator would have solved a lot of the problems... See it all, the time though...
 
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I’m surprised they even bothered with the bracket type thingy.
i recently saw a brand new multi million pound house where the armouring was simply cut off and the cores terminated directly into the meter.
Infact it was like this at both ends , so the armour had not been earthed at all...

another rough thing I come across occasionally on new ish installations is a ec14 clamp used on the armouring in the meter cupboard.
 
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You would just about fit a Wylex DSF80M Switch fuse in there if you came bottom entry with both sets of cables. That’s Shyte.
 
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